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 Abraham Bressler

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Abraham Bressler

  • Birth 7 Apr 1817
  • Death 23 Jul 1872
  • Burial Fountain, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 91238315

Abraham Bressler, the youngest son of Michael, was born April 17, 1817 at Donaldson. He later moved to Pine Valley where he owned considerable land. He was married to Rebecca Adams and left seven children. Abraham was considered very rich in his time. He took an active part in local and national politics, especially during the Civil War, being a staunch Democrat. His sympathies rested with the South entirely, harboring a bitter hatred for the Negro. He was more radical in his views than the other members of the family, though all were ardent Democrats. He served as County Poor Director. He was progressive, as was shown by the excellent farm which he owned. His house was the first in Hegins Township to have wall paper. This experiment was so much admired by his neighbors that others followed his example,although it was necessary to journey to Reading to secure the paper. The dwelling is now occupied by Allen (Zwingli) Stutzman, having been rebuilt by Andrew J. Stutzman in 1895.

Schalk, A. W., & Henning, D. C. (1907). History of Schuylkill County Pennsylvania. State Historical Association.

For Abraham Bressler's involvement in the Civil War Draft Riots of Schuylkill County read the following links:

http://civilwar.gratzpa.org/2013/07/the-hegins-draft-riot/

http://www.pacivilwar.com/draftletter2.html



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  • Maintained by: Ann412
  • Originally Created by: Jessie Barzee
  • Added: 2 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91238315
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abraham Bressler (7 Apr 1817–23 Jul 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91238315, citing Fountain Community Cemetery, Fountain, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Ann412 (contributor 48156262) .